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Catholicism All-In-One For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-119-08468-6
Paperback
624 pages
July 2015
US $26.99 Add to Cart
Other Available Formats: E-book

Introduction 1

Book I: What Do Catholics Believe? 5

Chapter 1: What It Means to Be Catholic 7

Chapter 2: Having Faith in God’s Revealed Word 27

Chapter 3: In the Beginning: Catholic Teachings on Creation and Original Sin 43

Chapter 4: Believing in Jesus 53

Chapter 5: Who’s Who in Catholic Practice 71

Chapter 6: The Liturgical Year 97

Book II: Walking the Catholic Walk 117

Chapter 1: Worshipping Catholic Style 119

Chapter 2: The Sacraments of Service and Healing 145

Chapter 3: Obeying the Rules: Catholic Law 165

Chapter 4: Loving and Honoring: The Ten Commandments 177

Chapter 5: Being Good When Sinning Is So Easy 193

Chapter 6: Standing Firm: The Church’s Stance on Some Sticky Issues 209

Book III: Catholic Mass 233

Chapter 1: Understanding Mass and Its Foundations 235

Chapter 2: Ordinary Form of the Mass 265

Chapter 3: Extraordinary Form: Traditional Latin Mass 287

Chapter 4: The Tools of the Catholic Mass 319

Chapter 5: The Look and Sound of Mass: Architecture, Art, and Music 345

Book IV: Saints and Other Important Figures 365

Chapter 1: Understanding Sainthood, Angels, and the Blessed Virgin 367

Chapter 2: Starting at the Beginning: Apostles and Evangelists 387

Chapter 3: Looking at Undecayed Saints (Incorruptibles) 403

Chapter 4: Holy Martyrs 417

Chapter 5: Founding Fathers and Mothers 435

Chapter 6: Saintly Pastors 447

Chapter 7: Women in the Bible: Six Impactful Ladies 467

Book V: All About the Pope 505

Chapter 1: How the Pope Becomes Pope, and What Happens Next 507

Chapter 2: John Paul II: A Man for All Seasons 519

Chapter 3: Pope Francis 543

Chapter 4: One Last Promotion: Popes Who Became Saints 555

Index 583

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